Nutrition: Toddler

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Food Question/ Diet Question

So I need to diet but I dont want the traditional count calories. Been there done that. I just want to know what I can cut out like noodles potatoes that would help me loose the pounds. Also I want quick food to take to work for lunch. Any suggestions would help. ETA- I am working out daily. 1 (or 2 depending on the day) 30 min workout that is intense. I walk our puppy almost 1 mile (this will kick up when the cold goes away but he is short hair and starts shivering close to the stop of our walk.) and I dont drink pop, mostly...

Bottle & Breastfeeding

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Why Are You Still Breastfeeding?

**I'm not bashing either formula feeding or nursing just a discussion** Are you bottle or breastfeeding? I answer "breastfeeding" and I always get "Why!?" or "How are you still breastfeeding?" I only know a handful of mothers but all with the exception of my aunt (different generation) never nursed past 3 months. Same thing as women I meet or speak with in the baby aisles at the store. It really seems as if most women hate, can not, or will not breastfeed. But why? If you can breastfeed (no medical conditions) why then choose formula?...


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Help with Digestion Issues

Hi Moms, I need some help for my little boy. For the past two weeks he has had a cold/infection (stuffy nose, cough, etc). It runs for a couple of days, gets better, and then comes back. At the same time he is having some digestion issues, mainly diarrhea. He has not had a solid bm in 2 weeks. On doctors orders, we fed him nothing but formula, pedialyte, rice cereal and bananas for days. Not helping. Do you have any of your own ideas on how to treat this chronic diarrhea? We need it to stop as we can not give him antibiotics for the...


Infant with Gas

My 2 month old son has been suffering from long periods of excessive gas-...

Eating Disorders

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Eating Out

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Eating Out at Restaurants

My husband and I really enjoy eating out at a restaurant once a week. My daughter always comes with us and has been very well behaved except for the last couple of times. She doesn't want to sit at the table...she cries and just wants to climb all over me. We always make sure to go out early (at her normal dinner time) and to get there before there is a wait. We bring a few toys, snacks so she has something to munch on before her dinner arrives and she always had crayons and papers. I feel we should maybe stop going for a while until she...


Restaurants for Kids

I'm so burned out on taking my kids out for chicken nuggets, burgers, pasta ...


Feeding Accessories

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Good Nursing Pillow

Hi Ladies---Wondering if anyone can recommend a favorite nursing pillow out there? I've heard of the Boppy, but I'm wondering if there are some better than others, i.e. different benefits, etc.? Let me know!! Thanks in advance! K.

Healthy Snacks

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Snacks or No Snacks?

Two of my girls are going through a very picky eating stage. They're 2 and 4. Some people say kids really need snacks, but if either one of them has snacks, they won't eat their dinner, unless of course it's something they love (ie pizza, or take out which we don't have often) My rule has always been, if they eat their meal, they can have one snack later. If not, they don't eat till their next meal. I've been catching grief from my mother about this and I was wondering if anyone else does this, or thinks I'm aweful for doing this.

Juice & Milk

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Soda vs Juice

Sorry to highjack bumblebee's post.... but all the comments insinuating that juice is better than soda has me confused. Juice has virtually the same sugar count, and the nutritional benefits to juice are slim. Every nutritionist I've ever encountered says it's waaaaay better for you to eat the orange than to drink the orange juice (unless you are pressing your own, which I don't think people are doing per the other post). But the general consensus seems to be that store bought juice (even 100% juice) is just as bad for you as soda. ...


Milk and Juice

I am wondering how many ounces of liquids does a 16 month old need? And what...


Toddlers with Juice?

My daughter is 16 months old. We have kept juice from her up to this point...


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Getting Fluids Down

Hi mamas, My neice is 10 months and has caught the rotavirus. She was hospitalized for a few days but came home today. She won't take any fluids. My sister is desperate because they said if she doesn't get her to take something soon, she will be back in the hospital. do you mamas have any advice?


Milk and Juice

I am wondering how many ounces of liquids does a 16 month old need? And what...


Overweight or Underweight

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6 Yr Old Weight Issue???

Hi, my 6 yr old daughter has always been pretty average with her weight, she takes more after my husband who is a tall kinda big guy. Her weight has never been an issue at the dr, she was always in the 50th to 60th percentile. Well we just went for her well visit and she has jumped in weight to the 80th percentile and only 30th percentile for her height. She is a beautiful little girl, who literally stops poeple that tell her how beautiful she is constantly. I am so out of the loop on any of this weight stuff, because I am a tiny person and...


My Daughter's Weight

I am very concerned about my 1st born - nine month old daughter's weight...

Picky Eater

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Very Picky Eater

My 15 month old is a ver picky eater. There are certain things she likes, and anything new i put in front of her she either just smashes it or throws it on the floor. She already eats chicken fingers (or any other sort of very plain chicken that i make for dinner) pizza, meatballs, french fries, applesauce, grapes or raisins, french toast sticks, waffles, blueberry muffins, spaghettios, mac n cheese, grilled cheese,yogurt, ham. Thats about it, no veggies, andonly grapes, no other fruits. She has a well check soon and im definetly going to...


My Picky Eater

I have a 4 year old son who is a very picky eater. I am wondering if there...

Refusing to Eat

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7 Month Old Refuses to Eat from Bottle

I have a 7 month old daughter who will not eat from a bottle. I have been breastfeeding. Up until about 2 months ago, she would occasionally eat a bottle of pumped milk fed to her by her dad or grandma. Now, she absolutely refuses. I was gone all day yesterday, and she went without milk for 12 hours because she wouldn't eat from the bottle. We did start feeding her some solids in the past couple months, but I'm not sure that has anything to do with it. It seems like she forgot how to eat from the bottle. She will kind of chew the...


She Won't Eat

My daughter just turned 2 and she has started going out of her way to NOT...

Solid Foods & Weaning

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13 Month Old Not Interested in Solid Food

Hello I have a 13 month son who has very litle interest in solid food. I have tried feeding him solids since 6months. He mostly spits everything out or will eat a few bites and then lose interest. I thought at first it was just the texture of purrees. He will eat Cheerios and graham crackers. Sometimes I can get him to eat bananas, scrambled eggs, beans, and cut up string cheese. And that's about it. I nurse him exclusivly and it seems that is what he prefers. But I know he is hungry because he wants to nurse frequently. My pediatrician...


Eatting Solid Food

My 14 month daughter does't care about eatting solid food. When I bring food...


How Do I Wean?

How do I wean my 11 mos old that will not eat other foods? She'll eat foods...


Solid Food Advice

Hi, I am a mom to twin 6 month olds and we have just begun solid foods...

Vitamins & Supplements

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Supplements and Vitamins

I was told to start taking supplements and vitamins 3 months before I got pregnant but I do not know which ones I should start taking. What were you told to take when you were pregnant?

Weight Management

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Diet for Weight Loss

I am curious to know what diet you have followed during weight loss and how much you have lost per week and also what kind of exercise routine did you stick to? I have hit a plateau and in the process of making changes to my exercise (adding strength exercise along with my usual cardio) and diet. I have already made big changes to my diet ever since I got in weight loss mode 2 months ago. From a carb heavy diet , I am now in reduced carb high protein diet. So I guess now I need to completely leave out bread from my diet which will be...